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Jun 23, 2006 Nate Harrison
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Stock Exchange takes the form of a video 'letter' written to the footage acquisitions department at Artbeats Software, Inc., a company whose main business is to provide high quality and royalty-free film and video clips for commercial clients. The artist theorizes how the company might go about accepting (or not accepting) footage shot by freelance videographers, eventually asking Artbearts to define their selection criteria. The response, during which a representative of the company lists a...
Topic: stock video, stock, stock film, stock photography, art, imagery, representation
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Jul 27, 2005 Nate Harrison
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The (quick) Time Machine is a re-presentation of the 1960 film adaptation of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. The film was separated into every one of its 'hard' edits, which were then made into video loops. Each loop was subsequently sequenced according to the original storyline across a 40-block grid, read left to right, top to bottom. At any given moment the audio is in sync with one of the grid spaces, until that space starts looping, at which point the adjacent right block begins, with the...
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Topic: Time Machine, structure, grid, video art, video, art, film, H.G. Wells, Quicktime
Classic TV Commercials
Jul 27, 2005 Nate Harrison
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Retread is a short format video inspired by Ron Fricke's 1992 film Baraka. Charting a similar course with its cinematographic journeys around the globe, Retread swaps out the 70mm panoramic shots of urban and remote landscapes found in the original for footage sampled from a variety of American SUV television commercials. In the case of each commercial, the automobile was digitally removed, with all of the advertisements subsequently pieced together to form one continuous whole. The edit was...
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Topic: SUV, edit, commercial, Photoshop, retread, jingle
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Jul 27, 2005 Nate Harrison
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i (towards a reconciliation with technoromanticism) is an inquiry into modes of escapist representation within leisure and entertainment technology. Apple's iTunes software was modified using Apple's own plug-in architecture, originally built to allow non-affiliated programmers an opportunity to come up with their own algorithms for the 'Visualizer' component of iTunes. In this case the original Visualizer engine was swapped out, not for another synced color/shape generating algorithm, but for...
Topic: music, iTunes, sparklers, software, modification
Community Video
Jul 27, 2005 Nate Harrison
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Seventeen Grand Narratives for a new Grand Canyon was edited from footage shot over a three week period in early 2003 at the location the media has embedded into everyone's mind as 'Ground Zero', that being lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site. While wishing to avoid making a work explicitly referencing the 9/11 tragedy it was interesting to witness the peculiar tourist activities at my front door. One such activity was the obsession with filming 'what wasn't there'- the empty air...
Topic: narrative, mediation, grand, WTC, ground zero, lens
Community Video
Jul 27, 2005 Nate Harrison, Jeff Caine, Maile Colbert, Albert Ortega
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STATION is a multi-sensory media environment constructed in collaboration with artists Jeff Cain, Maile Colbert and Albert Ortega. STATION consists of 2 radio stations with receiving towers and computer controllers, 4 scrim projection screens and a loudspeaker array. Using Very Low Frequency radio receivers, audio data from the earth's magnetosphere (data responsible for the natural phenomenon known as the Northern Lights) is captured and fed through custom software developed to manipulate...
Topic: radio, frequency, LFO, Northern Lights, software, nature
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Jul 26, 2005 Nate Harrison
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Bassline Baseline is a video essay that investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the mythic Roland TB-303 Bass Line music machine in the last two decades of the 20th century. The narrative seeks to invite thoughts on technological mediation within product innovation and creative expression. The dead-panned 'documentary' video attempts to explore how and why creative tools fail and how increasingly more options, parameters or intermediaries devised during a tool's...
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Topics: Roland TB-303, computer, bassline, acid, techno, electronic
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Jul 26, 2005 Nate Harrison
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Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drums beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60's soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a 'B' side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression. The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion...
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Topic: break, breakbeat, sample, jungle, copyright, hip-hip, sampler, drums